Just Came Out: The Latent Image

The new gay thriller The Latent Image follows novelist Ben (Joshua Tonks) as he retreats to an isolated rural cabin to start on his latest novel and to escape the growing tension with his boyfriend Jamie (William Tippery).

Working late into the night, he wakes to find someone else in his cabin, a wounded man (Jay Clift) claiming to be a hunter whose car had broken down nearby. Intrigued by and attracted to the mysterious and handsome intruder, Ben decides uses him as inspiration for his new book… about a savage murder believed to have taken place in the very cabin he has rented.

As the man begins to help him enact increasingly dangerous and detailed scenarios for the story’s captive protagonist, Ben becomes aroused by the prospects. Searching the man’s car, he uncovers stolen property belonging to several other young men – hinting he may be a serial killer, a perfect twist for Ben’s novel. Discovering his own car sabotaged, and unable to escape, Ben enters a lethal game of cat and mouse where his dark, erotic, fantasy becomes a stark, inescapable reality.

A tense, sexually-charged gay thriller from writer-director Alexander McGregor Birrell, The Latent Image tells a chilling story wherein the lines between reality and fiction become increasingly blurred.

Watch the trailer for The Latent Image below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD.